STAMFORD — For Connecticut to reach its economic potential, it will need to reinvent itself as a leader in digital innovation, according to elected officials, including Governor Ned Lamont and many business and higher education leaders. They say a new workforce development program will help the state achieve that goal.
Lamont and several dozen other supporters of the new Tech Talent Accelerator gathered in Stamford on Monday to promote the initiative, which aims to help close the “skills gap” in the job market by expanding education for the fields emerging and in demand such as cybersecurity, virtual modelling, software development and numerical analysis. To that end, the initiative’s $1 million in funding will support new programs at the University of Bridgeport, University of Hartford, Mitchell University, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, Saint Joseph’s University, and the Connecticut State College and University System. .